Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

Signaling: The Language Peacocks, Gazelles, and Humans All Speak

Signaling and countersignaling are open/ hidden methods of communicating with each other. We do these consciously/ unconsciously “prove” we are who and what we claim to be. by Farnam Street edited by O Society Nov 21, 2019 The Basics We are constantly signaling. Every minute of the day, we send signals to others to convey we are intelligent, … Continue reading Signaling: The Language Peacocks, Gazelles, and Humans All Speak

Run Lolo, Run! CBD: Is It Crap or Not Crap?

Today on Dichotomy Theater Game Show, we ask the question is Cannabidiol real or fake? You decide! By voting! By likes! By popularity! Is it InstaCrap or Not InstaCrap? by Daniel Roberts edited by O Society Nov 6, 2019 Every week, another current or former pro athlete endorses a CBD brand!!! The list of CBD endorsers runs … Continue reading Run Lolo, Run! CBD: Is It Crap or Not Crap?

The best life possible

"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden Living with chronic illness is difficult, and yet there are psychological techniques to make it possible to thrive even when ill by Joseph Trunzo edited by O Society November 2, 2019 Before Donna is diagnosed, she thinks of herself as a … Continue reading The best life possible

Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us?

Today's false dichotomy is brought to you by our friends down at the taxidermy farm where all the animals are stuffed till they burst. It is do we possess possessions or do they possess us? by Bruce Hood edited by O Society In 1859, around 450 passengers on the Royal Charter, returning from the Australian goldmines … Continue reading Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us?

I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School

Many Americans - myself included, schooled in Texas - never learn about human evolution by Olga Khazan edited by O Society October 24, 2019 Here’s what I remember from biology class at my public high school in Texas: We learned everything there is to know about the Krebs cycle. We collected bugs in the heat … Continue reading I Was Not Taught Where Humans Come From in School

The Consciousness Illusion

Editor's note: the Red pill Blue pill scenario given in the movie called The Matrix is a false dichotomy. Therefore, it all begins with a lie based on an assumption. Phenomenal consciousness is a fiction written by our brains to help us track the impact that the world makes on us by Keith Frankish edited by O … Continue reading The Consciousness Illusion